Winter is More Fun Outdoors in Delafield
In Delafield, Wisconsin, an outdoor sporting enthusiasts’ haven just 25 miles west of Milwaukee, unveils many recreational activities on winter’s snow and ice that are perfect for adults and kids of all ages.
DELAFIELD, Wis. (January 5, 2012) – In Delafield, Wisconsin, an outdoor sporting enthusiasts’ haven just 25 miles west of Milwaukee, unveils many recreational activities on winter’s snow and ice that are perfect for adults and kids of all ages.
In and around Delafield, there are four cross-country ski venues that offer fun trails through woods and other natural settings. Call ahead for trail conditions.
Just 5 minutes from Downtown Delafield, the Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest offers 17 miles of cross-country ski trails including a lit 2.5-mile loop for evening skiing under crisp winter skies. Lapham Peak makes it’s own snow for the looped trail to enhance skiing conditions. Skis rentals are available on weekends, making this an excellent venue for beginners who want to try the sport. For the latest trail conditions, call the Lapham Peak 24-hour information line, 262-646-4421.
North of Lapham Peak on Hwy C, Nashotah Park offers 6 miles of groomed trails that are both open and wooded. Off Hwy 83, the heavily wooded 416-acre Naga-Waukee Park offers another serene cross-country skiing experience. For more information, contact Waukesha County Park Systems at 262-548-7801.
The Lake Country Recreational Trail, created out of the former Milwaukee-Watertown Interurban Railway bed, offers 13-miles of cross country skiing. Start at the Delafield trailhead at Cushing Park in the City of Delafield and head 8 miles east towards the Landsberg Center trailhead in the City of Waukesha or 5 miles west toward the City of Oconomowoc.
Upcoming Ski Events
Candlelight Skiing at Lapham Peak, Saturday, January 14, 2012, 6pm-9pm
Candlelight Skiing at Lapham Peak, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 6pm-9pm
Ice Fishing Jamboree
On Saturday, February 11th, fishermen will converge on Delafield for the 12th annual Ice Fishing Jamboree. This family-friendly event awards cash prizes for the largest northern, walleye, bluegill, crappie and perch catches of the day! This popular event, with the weighs-in held on the east shore of Delafield’s Lake Nagawicka, is limited to the first 400 entrants. For tickets and information, call (262) 646-2218 or visit dicksmithslivebait.com.
Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating
Lapham Peak, in addition to its extensive cross-country ski trails, offers snowshoe and even dog sledding trails! Snowmobiling trails cross numerous lakes and highways, and run along the Glacial Drumlin Trail, which passes through Delafield. For those who prefer to stay indoors, they can lace up a pair of ice skates during open skate times at the Olympic sized Nagawicka Ice Arena, or discover the sport of curling at the Kettle Moraine Curling Club.
Shopping, restaurants, and more
Just 35 miles west of Milwaukee and 90 minutes from Chicago, Delafield is set amid “Lake Country” an area of pristine lakes and rolling terrain. Delafield offers a variety of shopping choices and accommodations such as the luxurious and upscale Delafield Hotel, national favorites like the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites, and the locally-owned Country Pride Inn.
To plan your wintertime visit to Delafield, go to VisitDelafield.org or call 888-294-1082.
- Contact Information
- Andrea Koeppel
- Media Specialist
- Delafield Tourism Council (Agency of Record Ocreative Design Studio)
- (1) 888-294-1082
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